Apr 18, In Deconstructing History, Alun Munslow examines history in the postmodern age . He provides an introduction to the debates and issues of. Jul 12, Deconstructing History. Alun Munslow. In the year I began teaching – 22 years ago in Hayden White published in Clio his article. Postmodernism and its Challenge to the Discipline of History: Implications for History Yilmaz – – Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Sophie Ohlin rated it it was ok Mar 18, Sign In Forgot password? Zach rated it really liked it May 13, He suggests that the past is the time before our perpetual present and ‘history’ is that range of authored narratives we substitute for it.

Syafiqah rated it really liked it Nov 12, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Deconstructing History maps the philosophical field, outlines the controversies involved and assesses the merits of the deconstructionist position.

You could not be signed in. W Stafford; Shorter note. Retrieved from ” https: Munslow suggests that the consequences of this argument are substantial and deeconstructing the least among them being the situation that we can only engage with the aesthetics of ‘historying’ because we cannot access the ontic and epistemic nature of the past.

He argues that instead of beginning with the past history begin with its representation by historians. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Account Options Sign in.


The book discusses issues of both empiricist and deconstruction positions and considers the arguments of major proponents of both stances, and includes: Aug 08, Scholar Coates rated it it was amazing. References to this book The Killing of History: Billy rated it it was ok May 01, Skyler Coombs rated it liked it Sep 26, Burris rated it really liked it Oct 26, Deconstructing History Alun Munslow Limited preview – Can we truly know the past through narrative history?

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Samuel Weitekamp rated it liked it Aug 03, If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. The way to avoid that situation is to fuse — or as he argues – the historian should not con fuse the past with history. He also surveys the latest research into the relationship between the past, history and historical practice as well as forwarding his own challenging theories.

His argument is that prior to engaging with the past historians need to acknowledge that the past and history do not share the same ontic and epistemic space. Blake rated it really liked munsolw Jul 25, Don’t have an histogy The past is the ‘before now’ and the past cannot anticipate the future.

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Alun Munslow is editor of the journal Rethinking History. Views Read Edit View history. The Truth of History. Guide to Further Reading. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Related articles in Google Scholar.

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Munslow raises decosntructing attempts to answer some important questions regarding history.

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To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. He provides an introduction to the debates and issues of postmodernist history. Citing articles via Google Scholar.